DWD reports rising interest in state apprenticeship program 

Amid a tight labor market, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has noted a rise in Wisconsin apprenticeship program interest among employers, students, and college-educated workers, WisBusiness reports.  

Employers who invest in workers’ skills are seeing increased employee retention. 

DWD announced a record-high level of participation last month in its youth apprenticeship programs, with 8,357 high school juniors and seniors taking part in the 2022–23 school year. The youth program exposes participants to an array of career options. 

Two months earlier, a record of 15,900 apprentices were reported as participating in the registered apprenticeship program last year. This program trains workers for a specific occupation.